Linked by Michael Hall on Thu 15th Jul 2004 07:35 UTC
Slackware, Slax My first experience with Slackware Linux came with version 9.1, after 4 years of using various versions of Red Hat and SUSE Linux. I disliked the general direction these distributions were moving in and didn't see their increasing focus on the "big end of town" as auguring well for either myself or clients of my small one-person IT consultancy business. I quickly became a Slackware convert and have since used it exclusively for all my server deployments. Check in for more and 15 screenshots from Slackware 10.
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@ platypus
by dpi on Fri 16th Jul 2004 09:46 UTC

Check out the first URLs. are packages for Slackware 9, Slackware 10, and a how-to-compile-nano howto:

@ em500

You make a fine post here in this thread, but sometimes you confuse your own opinion/feelings with facts.

This one in particular is one i did not find accurate:

"This is a bit unfortunate because they officially do not get timely security updates"

True, however security issues in Unstable are normally fixed in < 24 hours. On Testing, you're right, except when Testing nears a release because then is getting updated for Testing. As you might be aware, we're nearing a release, so pretty much soon the above is the case which means you can run Testing with security updates.

"and stable can break some major components if you apt-get mindlessly."

Yeah, and how would that happen? Only by real stupid actions. If you rm mindlessly (or other stupid things) you can FUBAR any system.